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2 more arrested in Kurar murders case

mumbai Updated: Jun 14, 2011 01:25 IST
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The Mumbai police on Monday arrested two more persons in connection with the quadruple murders that took place last week at Kurar village in Malad.

The police had earlier arrested five persons in the case.

According to the police, the arrested duo has been identified as Lalu alias Kalpesh Narendra Shah, 22 and Anil Dixit, 25.

While Shah was arrested by the crime branch from Bhayander, the Kurar police arrested Dixit from the northern region of the city.

The police said that Dixit is an autorickshaw driver and his vehicle that was used for ferrying the victims to the secluded spot in the jungle located on the hillock in Kurar village.

Shah is employed with a private firm and was a part of the group that helped Uday Pathak, the main accused in the case, in the kidnapping and murders of Ganesh Karanje, 24, Dinesh Ahire, 25, Chetan Dhule, 24 and Bharat Kundle, 27, said the police.

The police are still on the lookout for Pathak, who has reportedly fled the city after the murders.

The arrested duo was presented in the court on Monday and has been remanded in police custody until June 15.

The bodies of the four men were found with their throats slit on a hillock in Kurar village on June 6. The men had gone missing on Saturday night following which their family and friends contacted the Kurar police.

The police allegedly did not take cognisance of their complaint initially.

However, they later registered a case of kidnapping and finally traced the four decomposed bodies.

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